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Of sauna and of post-traumatic stress disorder
This is my course work at Helsinki Comics Center. The theme was vaguely around psychological problems.

The idea behind this is that when Finnish soldiers got home 1944 and 1945, they did not receive practically any mental treatment or help. The war was a traumatic experience for most, and since it was very unmanly to show feelings, many broke down in the gloominess of sauna. Usually most did not talk about their experiences to their family.

It should be also noted that at that time most Finns lived in the countryside, and every house had it's own sauna. There was no running water, so people did not shower, but rather bathed in saunas every week. Finnish private saunas are mixed by default and couples most definitely go together into sauna. That the woman delays her coming in by taking her time on making a vasta (birch branches tied together, you kind of whip yourself with it) would not be normal, but she wants to let her man have his quiet moment.

Inspired by Vuokko Hovatta's song Hiljaiset vuodet, though the story here might not be that dreadful.
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Hey

 

I would love to feature the above works in my freshly opened group. Its specialised on high detailed historical/fantasy military illustrations and it will host only the finest deviations and will gather some of the most talented artists.

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PS: are all these Finish soldiers. if so pls include that in the name/description

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Dawnofmax Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
terve, mister im from germany and ur drawings are pure sex in my eyes.

keep the comics on!
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tuomaskoivurinne Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hyvvee uutta vuotta Waldelle...
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MadMagpie Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Vitun pälli kun et anna kuulua ittestäs mitään. :P
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Valtteri Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
Hahaha, noku :)
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cplanetfan Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
Terve, kuis menee?
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c4mper Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
can U pls send me whole comic in one file (Huertgen) on c44mper@gmail.com ? I like it (!!!) ...
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Valtteri Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
Umm, why? All the pages I've made so far are here..
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MadMagpie Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Höhö,äijä suosikoi. Ihme juttu.
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Valtteri Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
Hey, it's been known to happen from time to time..
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